Should fat intake be restricted in patients with hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Jul 23, 2021
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Total fat intake should be restricted if this intervention assists in weight loss. If triglyceride levels are greater than 1000 mg/dL, allowing no more than 10% of total calories from fat will usually lower triglycerides promptly and dramatically.


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